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2012-10-29 12:11:29

An Indiana University study that looked at consumers who buy locally grown and produced foods through farmer's markets and community-supported agriculture programs found the venues largely attract a "privileged" class of shoppers. "Our findings present a need for broadening local food opportunities beyond the privileged, higher-income consumer, through alternative payment plans and strategic efforts that make fresh foods accessible to a diversity of people," said James Farmer, assistant...

2012-10-26 07:24:20

The New Orleans Convention Center partners with groups to build an innovative garden NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, in honor of National Food Day, a time to champion affordable, healthy and sustainable food, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Recirculating Farms Coalition, and New Orleans Food and Farm Network announced their partnership to create a community urban food and farming center on 2.5 acres of land owned by the Convention...

2012-10-18 07:21:35

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the financial support of Whole Foods Market, FarmedHere expands operations within its 90,000 square foot facility in Bedford Park, IL. FarmedHere, the first USDA Certified Organic aquaponic indoor farm, qualified for the loan in recognition of the quality of its products and the soundness of its business plan. FarmedHere has been selling its fresh, locally grown produce in Whole Foods stores since 2011. (Photo:...

2012-10-02 02:23:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greener Fields Together, a groundbreaking, industry-wide sustainability and local produce initiative, was officially launched today. The foodservice industry's first comprehensive, national farm-to-fork sustainability program, Greener Fields Together has two primary goals: to create and commit to continuous sustainability improvements at each touch point in the produce supply chain, and to ensure the availability and safety of local produce for...

2012-09-24 23:01:56

The Recirculating Farms Coalition in partnership with the New Orleans Food and Farm Network will host a free two-day new and beginning urban farmers training in November 2012 and again in March 2013. The program includes an up to five-day apprenticeship on a working farm. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 Media contacts: Marianne Cufone — 813-785-8386 or info(at)recirculatingfarms(dot)org Sanjay Kharod: 504-483-6967 or info(at)NOFFN(dot)org The Recirculating Farms...

2012-09-20 02:29:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As students settle into the new school year, they're finding more local food on their lunch trays, more nutrition and agriculture-related topics in their curriculum and more gardens in the schoolyard thanks, in part, to the "Farm to School" movement. The U.S. will observe the second annual National Farm to School Month this October, but the Farm to School movement dates back to the early '90s, when only a handful of programs existed. Today, over...

2012-08-22 22:20:51

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network announced they are building a new Urban Farming and Food Center in downtown New Orleans that joins innovative water-based recirculating farming with traditional soil-based growing. The organizations received major grants for the project from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and the Claneil Foundation, as well as other donations. The...

2012-08-08 10:26:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today recognized August as "Produce Month" during a visit to a Scranton area farmers market. At the market, farmers donated more than one ton of locally grown produce to help feed area residents in need. Cooperative Farmers Market of Scranton vendors and Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association members donated fresh produce including, broccoli, peaches, and sweet corn to the Weinberg...

2012-07-31 10:26:41

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Farm Aid activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund to raise funds to provide relief for farm families whose crops and farmland are being devastated by the country's worst drought in more than 50 years. "Our farmers and the soil they depend on are crucial for the future of agriculture," said Willie Nelson, Farm Aid's founder and president. "Farm Aid works to keep every family farmer on the land, no matter what extreme...

2012-07-25 23:03:28

Farm to fork, local food usually travels far fewer miles than produce flown in from another country. The rise of “locavorism” leads people to shop for food grown in their community for what “locavores” call fresher, better tasting produce. Eating local food is one component of ensuring a healthier lifestyle and benefiting the local community, said Dr. Hooman Shabatian, a bariatric surgeon from LAP-BAND VIP. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 The local food...